METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - A Metropolis woman has been charged in connection to the theft of cemetery vases at Massac Memorial Gardens.
Melanie Robbins, 31, of Metropolis was charged Wednesday with 3 counts of theft and taken to the Massac County Detention Center pending bond.
Deputies say the investigation began when Holt's Recycling in Metropolis called to report that cemetery vases were brought to their facility.
Investigators say the vases cost $278 when bought new. When they are sold for scrap, the price is around $13.45.
Holt's Recycling held onto the vases and turned them over to the Massac County Sheriff's Department.